‘It is good at this moment of prayer to remember the missionaries who may be in difficult situations because of war and civil unrest. I particularly ask that you remember a colleague of mine, Fr Pier Luigi Maccalli SMA, kidnapped in Niger,’ says Archbishop O’Reilly.
Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA will celebrate a dedicated Mass for World Mission Sunday in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles in Co Tipperary, at 12 p.m.
Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.
Fun run will help provide funding to projects such as a free school in Ethiopia.
In an increasingly secular world, people need to have courage to swim against the tide.
Irish bishops appeal to Catholics to pray for protection of human life from conception till death and call on government to “prioritise the needs of low income families, and target resources towards social housing and the homeless” in budget 2017.
“It was an amazing experience and I met so many remarkable Irish missionaries doing incredible work" - former RTE journalist Charlie Bird.
Ad Gentes “Put the missionary agenda firmly at the heart of the life of the Church” - Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA.
‘Care for Life: It’s Worth It’ focuses on care for unborn and mothers, the elderly and the suicidal.